When A-Rod’s big fly off Schilling in the 9th cleared the wall, I jumped out of my comfy chair in the family room and started to do a tap dance.
I have no idea how to tap dance.
But, it was the greatest tap dance in the history of the world.
I know that the odds are against the Yankees for the rest of this series. And, New York just might end up losing the next three games. But, for now, for one night, for this moment, everything is beautiful in Yankeeland. Everything. Well, except for one little thing…….David Ortiz.
Driving home tonight, I heard the Joe Torre Report on WFAN. When asked about the dominance that Dominican Shrek has over the Yankees, Torre admitted that their approach to him was terrible. Joe went on at length talking about how they have more data and a new plan. And, Torre added, on his own, that, while they would never hit a batter on purpose, they needed to make Ortiz more uncomfortable at the plate. In Torre’s words, he said something like ‘We just can’t have him standing there at ease just picking whatever pitches he wants to hit.’
And, what did we see tonight in regard to pitching to Ortiz? No change – nada – none whatsoever. And, the results were the same. What is so hard about making this guy move his feet?
Anywho, enough on that negative. And, let us get back to allowing this win tonight to marinate supreme and then permeate Yankees fans everywhere with happy feelings. Gosh, could this game tonight have been scripted any better?
Like I said, it was storybook.